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Edmond Hamilton, one of Space Opera’s fathers and almost certainly an influence on Douglas Adams

I must admit I started on Hamilton because he was married to Leigh Brackett, one of my all time heroes. My first thought on reading him was, “Oh good, he wasn’t bad at all. That must have been nice for her.”

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Posted in Genre, Pulp, Reviews, Space Opera Tagged with: ,

Shieldwall: Barbarians!

I’ve just published my YA novel [amazon template=add to cart&asin=B00VAMJ5FS] and – frankly – I am exhausted. Indy publishing sounds all edgy and exciting, but really it’s an exercise in micro management and networking. I really missed having an editor on

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Posted in Pulp, YA Historical Adventure

Howard and Tolkien’s “Strider the Ranger Series”

One of the stranger quirks of literary history is the collaboration between the big morose Texan pulpster and the genteel Oxford don. To blame is a mechanical fault that saved Howard’s life when he tried to commit suicide, propelling him

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Posted in Alternative History, Genre, Pulp, Robert E Howard

Review of Harold Lamb “Swords from the West”

Harold Lamb’s “Swords from the West” is a collection of Historical Pulp Adventure so intense that it has its own phantom Heavy Metal soundtrack pounding and howling on the borders of auditory perception. When he discovered this stash of lost Harold Lamb adventures

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Posted in Book Review, Harold Lamb, History, Pulp